The state of Louisiana is in a major budget crisis which could force academic and athletic compromises across higher education institutions across the state. Included is LSU athletics.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards explained the possibility in a statewide televised address.

"If you are a student attending one of these universities, it means that you will receive a grade of incomplete, many students will not be able to graduate, and student-athletes across the state at those schools will be ineligible to play next semester," Edwards said. "That means you can say farewell to college football next fall."

The governor is trying to push for tax increases that would help them make up the $940M deficit by June. Edwards is proposing the largest tax increase in state history.

Should there not be a conclusion, the LSU Tigers could lose the 2016 college football season.